Yarmuth Discusses H.R. 3962

by Gabe Bullard on October 30, 2009

Healthcare overhaul legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives Friday, and Third District Congressman John Yarmuth of Louisville expects it to win easy passage.

Yarmuth says H.R. 3962 includes many of the reforms he wanted, and many compromises that were necessary.

He expects it to pass next week without any Republican support. It will then be reconciled with healthcare legislation the Senate passes in the coming weeks. Yarmuth doesn’t expect there to be many changes in either bill during that process.

“We’ve been actually working as much as we could to make sure the lion’s share of the two proposals is the same,” he says. “Most of the two bills is very similar.”

Republicans continue to criticize the proposal as too expensive.

Yarmuth says both chambers have different plans for paying for the overhaul, but he expects final passage of the reconciled legislation by the end of the year.

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Bob Galt November 3, 2009 at 1:36 pm

There is a website at http://www.mywritertools.com that has the new Health Bill 3962 in .doc, .rtf and .pdf versions as well as a program, myWordCount, that lets you easily count and list all words and phrases in the document. It also lets you select a word or phrase and easily go to each occurence in the document. You can get the different versions of the bill at http://www.mywritertools.com/congress.asp

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